I opened windows that have been closed for so long, (actually, I forced them, as they were stuck) and I have been airing the house. With the sounds of life outside the house exposed to my ears, I am hearing the locating calls of the ewes and the bleating of a multitude of very new lambs responding to their mums.
Today appears to be a thick sandwich of weather. For some hours this morning there was constant fine rain. The temperatures have been mild, they are at late Spring time levels. With the cessation of the rain, the sun burst gloriously out of the clouds. The sun is still with us, but there are darkening shadows forming with more than a suggestion that rain is again on its way.